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Louisiana Environmental Conference and Trade Fair 01/08/2020

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Air News

Open burning household waste is illegal in Louisiana 12/18/2019

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) reminds residents that any open burning of household waste, solid waste and chemicals is illegal in the state of Louisiana – whether conducted on private property or not. Open burning is harmful to those conducting the open burn as well as their families, neighbors, pets and livestock. The ash generated from an open burn contains toxic materials that contaminate our air, soil and ground water.

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News Release

LDEQ offers NetDMR assistance training for required online submissions 01/08/2020

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) is offering hands-on training for permittees on the use of the NetDMR online application for the submission of discharge monitoring reports. A Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) is a self -reporting document that is generated by permittees who have a Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) permit.

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Environmental Update

Orleans Parish man pleads guilty to illegal disposal of waste tires 01/23/2019

Orleans Parish resident Bryant Joseph Ballard pleaded guilty Friday, Jan. 18, in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court for illegal disposal of waste tires and unauthorized use of a movable.

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Regulations

Lafayette Parish Man Arrested for Knowingly Violating Environmental Permit and Submitting False Reports 03/21/2018

Lafayette Parish Man Arrested for Knowingly Violating Environmental Permit and Submitting False Reports. Today, investigators with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Criminal Investigation Section arrested a Lafayette Parish man on two felony violations of Louisiana’s Water Control Law and two felony violations of filing false public records.

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Public Alerts

PUBLIC NOTICE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HCR NO. 231 10/07/2019

LDEQ is accepting written comments in consideration of House Resolution No. 231 (2019 Regular Legislative Session), which urges and requests the secretary of LDEQ to study the establishment of a voluntary compliance audit program for industries regulated by the department.

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Fact Sheets

LDEQ encourages securing of household chemicals and items in preparation for Morganza Spillway opening 05/29/2019

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents and business owners in the affected area of the Morganza Spillway to safely secure or remove household chemicals and materials in advance of the Spillway opening June 2.

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Discover DEQ Newsletters

Discover DEQ Newsletter – December 2019 12/23/2019

What's Inside? EWOCDS system protects drinking water, Message from the Secretary, LDEQ produces video on electronic recycling, and more!

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EPA APPROVES LOUISIANA'S PLN TO MEET SULPHUR DIOXIDE STANDARD

EPA Approves Lousiana's plan to meet SO2 standards in St. Bernard Parish 05/22/2019 Read More > View Full Category